New Books (October 25, 2019)

New eBooks

Our featured eBook is Boycotts Past and Present : From the American Revolution to the Campaign to Boycott Israel

Cover image of the book Boycotts Past and PresentIn this book historians and social scientists examine boycotts from the eighteenth century to the present day. Employed in struggles against British rule in the American colonies, against racial discrimination in the United States during the Civil Rights movement, and Apartheid in South Africa, today it is Israel that is the focus of a campaign for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS). Boycotts have featured in campaigns undertaken by labor, consumer and nationalist movements. Jews were the focus of some boycotts instigated by nationalist movements in Central and Eastern Europe and Jewish businesses were targeted by the National Socialist regime in Germany. In this collection, contributors explore the history of past boycott movements and examine the different narratives put forward by proponents and opponents of the current BDS movement directed against Israel: one which places the movement within a history of struggles for ‘human rights’; the other which regards BDS as the latest manifestation of an antisemitic tradition.

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Unlocking Creativity: How to Solve any Problem and Make the Best Decisions by Shifting Creative Mindsets

Unlocking Creativity: How to Solve any Problem and Make the Best Decisions by Shifting Creative Mindsets

by Michael A. Roberto

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Call number: 658.403 Rob

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2019

Publisher: Wiley

Unlocking Creativity is an exploration of the creative process and how organizations can clear the way for innovation. In many organizations, creative individuals face stubborn resistance to new ideas. Managers and executives oftentimes reject innovation and unconventional approaches due to misplaced allegiance to the status quo. Questioning established practices or challenging prevailing sentiments is frequently met with stiff resistance. In this climate of stifled creativity and inflexible adherence to conventional wisdom, potentially game-changing ideas are dismissed outright. Senior leaders claim to value creativity, yet often lack the knowledge to provide a creative framework. Unlocking Creativity offers effective methods and real-world examples of how the most successful organizations create cultures of innovation and experimentation.

Food from the Radical Center: Healing Our Land and Communities

Food from the Radical Center: Healing Our Land and Communities

by Gary Paul Nabhan

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Call number: 333 Nab

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Published: 2018

Publisher: Island Press

In Food from the Radical Center, Gary Nabhan tells the stories of diverse communities who are getting their hands dirty and bringing back North America's unique fare: bison, sturgeon, camas lilies, ancient grains, turkeys, and more. These efforts have united people from the left and right, rural and urban, faith-based and science-based, in game-changing collaborations. Their successes are extraordinary by any measure, whether economic, ecological, or social. In fact, the restoration of land and rare species has provided—dollar for dollar—one of the best returns on investment of any conservation initiative.

Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military

Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military

by Avis Lang, Neil deGrasse Tyson

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Call number: 355.001 Tys

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Published: 2018

Publisher: W. W. Norton Company

In this fascinating foray into the centuries-old relationship between science and military power, acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and writer-researcher Avis Lang examine how the methods and tools of astrophysics have been enlisted in the service of war. There has been much overlap and knowledge sharing because astrophysicists and military planners care about many of the same things. Scientists see a laboratory and want to explore; warriors see a battlefield that they want to dominate. The success of each group depends on access to the right technology, so there exists what Tyson and Lang call a "curiously complicit" alliance.

Learning Disabilities : From Identification to Intervention (2nd edition)

Learning Disabilities : From Identification to Intervention (2nd edition)

by G. Reid Lyon, Jack M. Fletcher, Lynn S. Fuchs, Marcia A. Barnes

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Call number: 371.9 Fle

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Published: 2018

Publisher: The Guilford Press

Presenting major advances in understanding learning disabilities (LDs) and describing effective educational practices, this authoritative volume has been significantly revised and expanded with more than 70% new material. Foremost LD experts identify effective principles of assessment and instruction within the framework of multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS). With a focus on what works in the classroom, the book explores the full range of reading, mathematics, and writing disabilities. It synthesizes knowledge from neuropsychology, cognitive neuroscience, and special and general education. Illustrations include eight color plates. As a special supplement, a chapter on the history of the LD field from the first edition is provided at the companion website.

Working in a Multicultural World: A Guide to Developing Intercultural Competence

Working in a Multicultural World: A Guide to Developing Intercultural Competence

by Luciara Nardon

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Call number: 303.482 Nar

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Published: 2017

Publisher: Rotman-Utp Publishing

Luciara Nardon draws on her extensive research and international experience to guide employees and managers through the ambiguous and uncertain waters of today’s multicultural workplace. Each intercultural encounter is unique, involving different people, contexts, dynamics, and actions which general cultural protocols are unable to address. In Working in a Multicultural World, Nardon offers a comprehensive framework for understanding intercultural interactions and developing skills for successful intercultural situations. Numerous examples and exercises, including how to reconcile personal beliefs of equality with a hierarchical workplace and how to respond to perceived aggressiveness in business negotiations, enable employees and managers to embark on reflective processes that will springboard their intercultural competence. Working in a Multicultural World is an accessibly written and valuable resource for all professionals in today’s workplace as well as students and travelers interested in intercultural relations.

The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers

The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers

by Maxwell King

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Call number: 791.45 Kin

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Published: 2018

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

The Good Neighbor, the first full-length biography of Fred Rogers, tells the story of this utterly unique and enduring American icon. Drawing on original interviews, oral histories, and archival documents, Maxwell King traces Rogers’s personal, professional, and artistic life through decades of work, including a surprising decision to walk away from the show to make television for adults, only to return to the neighborhood with increasingly sophisticated episodes, written in collaboration with experts on childhood development. An engaging story, rich in detail, The Good Neighbor is the definitive portrait of a beloved figure, cherished by multiple generations.

Information, Incentives, and Education Policy

Information, Incentives, and Education Policy

by Derek A Neal

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Call number: 379 Nea

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Published: 2018

Publisher: Harvard University Press

Information, Incentives, and Education Policy introduces readers to what economists know—and do not know—about the logjams created by misinformation and disincentives in education. Examining a range of policy agendas, from assessment-based accountability and centralized school assignments to charter schools and voucher systems, Neal demonstrates where these programs have been successful, where they have failed, and why. The details clearly matter: there is no quick-and-easy fix for education policy. By combining elements from various approaches, economists can help policy makers design optimal reforms.

The Future of Capitalism: Facing the New Anxieties

The Future of Capitalism: Facing the New Anxieties

by Paul Collier

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Call number: 330.122 Col

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Published: 2018

Publisher: Harper

From world-renowned economist Paul Collier, a candid diagnosis of the failures of capitalism and a pragmatic and realistic vision for how we can repair it. Deep new rifts are tearing apart the fabric of the United States and other Western societies: thriving cities versus rural counties, the highly skilled elite versus the less educated, wealthy versus developing countries. As these divides deepen, we have lost the sense of ethical obligation to others that was crucial to the rise of post-war social democracy. So far these rifts have been answered only by the revivalist ideologies of populism and socialism, leading to the seismic upheavals of Trump, Brexit, and the return of the far-right in Germany. We have heard many critiques of capitalism but no one has laid out a realistic way to fix it, until now.

After the Education Wars: How Smart Schools Upend the Business of Reform

After the Education Wars: How Smart Schools Upend the Business of Reform

by Andrea Gabor

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Call number: 370.973 Gab

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Published: 2018

Publisher: New Press

In an entirely fresh take on school reform, business journalist and bestselling author Andrea Gabor argues that Bill Gates, Eli Broad, and other leaders of the prevailing education-reform movement have borrowed all the wrong lessons from the business world. After the Education Wars explains how the market-based measures and carrot-and-stick incentives informing today’s reforms are out of sync with the nurturing culture that good schools foster and—contrary to popular belief—at odds with the best practices of thriving twenty-first-century companies as well. A welcome exception to the doom-and-gloom canon of education reform, After the Education Wars makes clear that what’s needed is not more grand ideas, but practical and informed ways to grow the best ones that are already transforming schools.

Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive

Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive

by Stephanie Land

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Call number: 331.481 Lan

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Published: 2019

Publisher: Hachette Books

Maid explores the underbelly of upper-middle class America and the reality of what it's like to be in service to them. "I'd become a nameless ghost," Stephanie writes about her relationship with her clients, many of whom do not know her from any other cleaner, but who she learns plenty about. As she begins to discover more about her clients' lives-their sadness and love, too-she begins to find hope in her own path. Her compassionate, unflinching writing as a journalist gives voice to the "servant" worker, and those pursuing the American Dream from below the poverty line. Maid is Stephanie's story, but it's not her alone. It is an inspiring testament to the strength, determination, and ultimate triumph of the human spirit.

Master your Mind : Counterintuitive Strategies to Refocus and Re-energize your Runaway Brain

Master your Mind : Counterintuitive Strategies to Refocus and Re-energize your Runaway Brain

by Roger Seip

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Call number: 650.1 Sei

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Published: 2018

Publisher: Wiley

Master Your Mind offers a bit of perspective and a lot of insight for anyone seeking long-term success. Success in business is spelled M-O-R-E: better results, faster growth, more revenue, greater efficiency. Do more. Make more. Achieve more. And do it now. Eventually, ambition turns to stress, then to frenzy, then to emptiness as once-ambitious workers endlessly trudge the hamster wheel chasing the next promotion. While top-level performance is the holy grail of business at all levels, there is another, much better way to achieve it: slow down. Yes, you read that right—S-L-O-W. This is your permission to jump off of the hamster wheel. Learn how slowing down can lead to better, faster results. Achieve optimal performance thought patterns, enhance your creativity and effectiveness, build energy, revenue, and good health in a self-sustaining way.

The Joy in Business : Innovative Ideas to Find Positivity (and Profit) in Your Daily Work Life

The Joy in Business : Innovative Ideas to Find Positivity (and Profit) in Your Daily Work Life

by Joy Baldridge

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Call number: 650.1 Bal

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Published: 2019

Publisher: Wiley

The purpose of this book is to provide the reader with an abundance of practical and immediately applicable life-changing ideas, inspirational, thought-provoking and entertaining stories and quotes, in an instant. Each chapter is designed to be read and absorbed in approximately 60 seconds. This, in and of itself, is of great benefit to the reader because, with work and life moving at the lightning speed of thought, who has time for self-improvement? This book provides the reader with an abundance of time-tested formulas that can instantly be used to solve common and uncommon day-to-day issues.

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